Purdue University Takes Giant Leaps In Democratizing Higher Education

When Neal Ottinger looks up at the sky, he sees more than clouds and stars – he sees the future. Like many other kids in America, the 21-year-old student always wanted to be an astronaut. But life wouldn’t make things easy for him. “Studying to be an aerospace engineer is very challenging academically, and not only that, pursuing a career in space exploration can be extremely expensive,” he says. “A lot of kids aren’t able to afford it.” Getty These stories are all too common. America is facing a major…

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Realme C1 arrives tomorrow in the Philippines

Realme C1 was introduced back in September as the company’s most affordable phone to date. It was initially priced below $100 in India and Indonesia, but due to the poor performance of the Indian currency, it’s price was slightly increased since. The entry level smartphone is now making its way to the Philippines and will arrive tomorrow, December 5, at the online retailer Lazada. The Realme C1 will be launched in a flash sale with a PHP5,490 price tag, which is pretty much the same cost as other markets –…

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Moto G7 Power is certified, to have 5,000 mAh battery

Last month we heard Lenovo is dropping plenty of its Moto series, but the G line will stay with a fourth powerful addition to the family. Today the Moto G7 Power got certified in Thailand with the model number XT1955-4, while the FCC listing revealed the device will have a battery capacity of 5,000 mAh. The model on FCC revealed also the dimensions of the handset. The diagonal of the phone will be 167 mm, or around 6.45”, but the actual screen will likely be around 6.2”. Moto G7 Power…

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Samsung issues hotfix update in second Android Pie beta for Galaxy S9

Samsung has just issued a hotfix update to the second Android Pie beta on Galaxy S9, launched yesterday. It is only 90 MB in size and patches two significant issues that slipped in the major release. Users complained about losing mobile data connection and having trouble launching some apps. To get the Pie beta that moves to One UI on your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+, you must be part of the Samsung Members program (also known as Samsung+ in the United States). Through the dedicated app you can see…

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Asus Zenfone Max M2 and Pro M2 specs and images leak

The Asus Zenfone Max M2 and the Pro M2 have showed up on a few occasions in the last few weeks in leaks and teasers but the new report is a bit more revealing than you’d expect. It has almost all the specs and renders that you’d need. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 WinFuture brings us detailed renders showing the design of both phones. The first thing we notice is that the non-Pro variant has slightly thicker chin and a narrower notch but otherwise the two follow the same design…

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Mixpanel: iOS 12 adoption rate reaches 75%

The adoption rate of iOS 12 kept increasing at a steady pace, and yesterday it surpassed the threshold of 75%. For comparison, iOS 11 reached the same percentage on December 17, which is about three weeks slower. Data also revealed that one of every 20 iDevices devices is still on versions prior to iOS 11, and most of them are highly unlikely to switch since they are older models in general. iOS 12 vs iOS 11 vs Older iOS Back in the first half of October, Apple boasted that half…

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Education notes: BASIS educator named ‘Charter Teacher of the Year’

BASIS educator named ‘top charter teacher’ BASIS Tucson North’s John Rosinbum has been named the Arizona Charter Schools Association 2018 Teacher of the Year. Rosinbum teaches AP U.S. history and AP research courses at BASIS. The Charter School Association honored Rosinbum, saying he goes the extra mile to help his students and the BASIS network grow to their full potential — whether that’s by organizing the annual Senior Tricycle Race or by serving as a subject adviser for BASIS. “He is extremely reflective and intentional with every aspect of his…

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Education neglected by Muslims: Hamid Ansari

Former vice president Hamid Ansari Friday said that among the identified issues faced by the Muslim community, education has been the most important one and is neglected by all the segments of the community. “We have identified the issues (faced by the Muslims) a number of times. The issue is of identity and security, it is also of education. And I feel education is the most important issue,” Ansari said during the 12th Dr Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lecture On ‘Muslims of India: Past and Present’. Education, according to Ansari,…

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 may be headed to Europe soon

Xiaomi unveiled the almost entirely bezel-less Mi Mix 3 in China in October, and now it looks like the sliding smartphone might be ready to finally become available in other markets – such as Europe. The Mi Mix 3 was certified by both the Bluetooth SIG and the EEC recently. What’s more, a Reddit user posted a screenshot of a chat with a customer support rep from Amazon Germany, who told him to expect the Mi Mix 3 to be in stock on December 1. If that is indeed the…

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Motorola 2019 phones: Moto Z4 with S8150, new Moto G7 duo

There are new Moto phones cooking and will be ready for you to enjoy in 2019. The highlights will be a new flagship, the Moto Z4, as well as a couple of Moto G7 mid-rangers. That’s the story coming out of the rumor mill, anyway. The Moto Z4 promises to be a proper high-end phone with a Snapdragon 8150 chipset. That’s great to hear after the Moto Z3 proved a tad disappointing. Speaking of, the Z3 will be getting 5G MotoMod and there will be one for the Z4 too….

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